what you'll get
out of this issue...
editor's notes
saint of the month
bishop's message
from the archives
in the know with Fr. Joe
theology 101
your marriage matters
the parenting journey
spiritual fitness
parish profile
around the diocese
calendar of events

May 2007 Issue


Catholic Faith in Action
As baptized Catholics we are called to discipleship. When was the last time you thought about your role in the mission of the church? Do you proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ to others?
- Father John E. Hurley, CSP

Just Wait
Erika Harold, Miss America 2003, was in Jacksonville recently talking to teens about the importance of setting boundaries and abstaining from drugs, sex and alcohol. It is a message that she has spoken publicly about since the age of 17.
- Amelia Eudy

Archival Treasures
The Diocese of Saint Augustine preserves in its archives the oldest written records of American origin in the United States. Discover what is being done to preserve these artifacts for generations to come.
- Kathleen Bagg-Morgan


Alachua County CVB Presents
Jfest 2007
– A Juneteenth Festival & Juried Art Show June 16-17 from 10 a.m.- 8 p.m. Lincoln Park, Gainesville, Fla. For information, call (352) 273-1172

Ave Maria University – Institute for Pastoral Theology
An integrated and comprehensive Master of Theological
Studies Degree Program
Call (866) 866-1100
Email: ipt@avemaria.edu

Bell Tower Gift Shop
“A refreshing stop for books, religious items and more!” Located inside the Cathedral-Basilica of St. Augustine
35 Treasury Street, St. Augustine
Call (904) 829-0620

Catholic Cemeteries of the Diocese of Saint Augustine
“A Catholic Cemetery is a sacred place…a continuation of one’s profession of faith and belief in the Resurrection.” Call (904) 824-6680

Catholic Foundation
“A Legacy of Hope” Call (904) 262-3200, ext. 132
Email: acaudill@dosafl.com

Jacksonville Memory Gardens
Our beautiful cemetery and funeral home are in one location, giving you more time to be with your family. 111 Blanding Blvd., Orange Park, Fla.
Call (904) 272-2435 or (904) 272-4756

Queen of Angels Catholic Book Store
"Largest Catholic Store in Jacksonville"
11018 Old St. Augustine Road, Jacksonville 32257
Call (904) 288-0062

Retrouvaille/Rediscovery Weekends
Save your marriage by attending a Retrouvaille Weekend. It’s like a lifeline for troubled marriages. When both spouses commit, Retrouvaille has a 70% Success rate.
Call (904) 992-0408

St. Vincent's Hospital – Where the Experts Care
“At St. Vincent’s, we understand that your baby is the most precious thing in the whole world. We take care of both of you around the clock, making sure you feel comfortable and safe, just like family would.” To learn more, visit www.jaxhealth.com

St. Joseph Carmelite Monastery
Visit our Stations of the Cross and beautiful Rosary Garden. Mass also available and confession before all Masses. 141 Carmelite Drive, Bunnell, FL 32110 Call (386) 437-2910

Sisters of St. Joseph of St. Augustine
Is God Calling You? To discern a
Vocation, call (904) 824-3735
Email: ssjflvocations@bellsouth.net

Watts Funeral Home
Attention: Veterans
Save $1,700 or more on a Veterans Funeral Plan
Call (386) 328-1414 or
visit us at

To advertise in the St. Augustine Catholic call:
Jonathan Sion phone: 904.262.3200 x188 email: jsion@dosafl.com